Automation: An asset for Home Interiors
A home that fits the occupants like a glove and knows the ins and outs of your day-to-day life sounds like a futuristic dream. But with today’s advancements in technology and artificial intelligence, we are about halfway through making this futuristic home a reality. While a section of the population remains wary of bringing automation into their homes, the long-term benefits and savings will pull them over soon. Every industry has seen the rise and adaptation of automation and has reaped its benefits. Interior designers have taken a step towards automation, and the journey has been eye-opening. Nicknamed Domotics, these domestic automation devices enhance the quality of living and add immensely to the overall experience. From homes that can be remotely controlled to cooking stations that can prepare meals via instructions from a smart device, automation in interior design is here to stay and make life easier.
Cut down on costs through automation
Though the initial costs of installing automated systems might soar high, the benefits can be reaped as we go through significant savings on energy usage. From lighting that is equipped with sensors, timers and brightness adjustments to heating and cooling solutions that keep the home at an optimum temperature according to the weather outside when occupied and shut down when empty, automation can cover every nook and corner of a smart home, aiding in a sustainable approach.
Security at the touch of a button
The hassle of carrying a key around and worrying about house breaks and thefts can be left at bay with automated security systems. Doors and openings that can be controlled with your smartphone and the ease of pulling up the camera feed of your entire home make for convenient monitoring. Glass break alarms and breech alarms will ensure your security from any break-ins.
Safety ensured through connectivity
Every space within the home can be interconnected with audio and visual components that can ensure effortless communication from different parts of the house. For example, smart plugs help turn them off remotely or as the homeowner leaves, letting go of your worry about leaving an appliance plugged in. Kitchens can be equipped with a gas leak alarm, uncontrolled fire detectors, temperature control and moisture sensors, while bathrooms can be equipped with flooring that sends out an alert if someone falls or slips to keep your worries away. Similarly, a pool motion sensor can ensure that timely help arrives in case of a mishap and brings security into the comfort of a home.
Efficient and functional
Automated furniture that can pull in more functions and thus save space and resources is a game-changer. Beds that can take different forms, a sit-and-stand desk or an adjustable sofa bed, come in handy within limited space. Mirrors that double as a screen with weather updates and headlines, shower systems that cut down on heating bills and save water, smart health-checking toothbrushes, body dryers and towel-warming drawers are a few of the automation tech that enhances the overall experience of a bathroom. A central control unit or hub that can connect all the devices on the same network or a closed loop and can be controlled from a single source enables efficiency in bringing all controls into one device. Smart washing machines and refrigerators send the occupants alerts and reminders and reduce the number of resources wasted. Those with pets can upgrade their living with timed and automated food and water dispensers.
Accessibility and unifying the home
With automation in stairs that can be modified to a ramp and windows and blinds controlled through a smartphone or voice command, the home can now be extended to be more accessible to the differently abled and help them with day-to-day activities. A central control hub may be a little expensive, but it does wonders in the long run. A virtual assistant connected to this main unit completes the automation for your home.
Competition among companies to bring out the best-automated devices has resulted in a wide variety and innovation in products available in the market that can be customised to the end user’s needs and wishes. As a result, automated homes can be the epitome of calm and comfortable home interiors that will ensure a next-level living experience.